What's does the word "ego" mean? How does it make you feel? Is "ego" a positive or negative word?
A Google search provides this definition:
- A person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance: "a boost to my ego".
- The part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and a sense of personal identity.
- An overly high opinion of oneself.
Among these, only the third definition is commonly considered a negative one. And for good reason - no one likes an egotist.
As we have shared our vision of Egowall with others, we have received a lot of feedback about the name itself. People have challenged us, asserting that ego is a negative concept.
But it really isn't.
Falco claims that "[y]our ego is the mechanism — an automatic process that occurs from within you — that drives the actions you take that attempt to nurture [the seeds that contain what you intend to “be” each day] into full experience and realization."
And then he quotes from his book on the topic: "The ego’s mission is to take the beliefs of the self and turn them into the experience of the self.”
Falco's focus on the concept of ego addresses it from a spiritual perspective.
And while Egowall does not, it does represent a unique opportunity to turn the "experience of the self" into an electronic representation of one's identity.
A significant part of each person's self is derived from their individual achievements and memories. Egowall provides a way to document and share those things with friends, family, and colleagues - the people that care the most.
Register for Egowall today and find out what we mean.